B&M to appoint KFC MD as a new non-executive director

B&M is set to appoint Kentucky Fried Chicken UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie as a non-executive director at the business.
MacKenzie also held positions at Innocent, GlaxoSmithKline and Diageo.
// B&M appoints KFC UK & Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie as a non-executive director
// MacKenzie is set to take up the role from November 9 subject to shareholder approval

B&M is set to appoint Kentucky Fried Chicken UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie as a non-executive director at the business.

MacKenzie is set to take up the role from November 9 and will also join the retailer’s audit and risk and nomination committees. 

MacKenzie has worked with Kentucky Fried Chicken for the last ten years in a number of senior executive roles.


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Prior to becoming managing director of the UK and Ireland, where the business has 900 stores, she held the position of chief financial officer. 

B&M chairman Peter Bamford said:  “I am delighted that Paula has agreed to join the Board of B&M,”

“She is a highly regarded and skilled leader with an appreciation for all aspects of business. Her current and recent experience in a highly competitive multi-site business and her professional background in finance will bring additional insights and perspectives to our board while our business continues to grow at a significant rate.”

MacKenzie’s appointment is subject to shareholder approval for which an ordinary general meeting has been convened for November.

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